- Bala Kids02/21/2023Pages: 32Size: 9 x 9.5ISBN: 9781611809442Details
"Every night the moon rises, the stars come out, and we get ready for bed. We snuggle together, and before we sleep, we send our love into the world . . ."
Children will sleep as soundly as sloths after breathing along with this big-hearted meditation that embraces the ritual of bedtime and connects to their capacity for kindness.Author BioSUMI LOUNDON KIM is the Buddhist chaplain at Yale University and founder of the Mindful Families of Durham. She is editor of the anthologies Blue Jean Buddha and The Buddha’s Apprentices, and the author of Sitting Together: A Family-Centered Curriculum on Mindfulness, Meditation, and Buddhist Teachings.LAURA WATKINS has a great passion and love for stories. As a child, Laura was always drawing. Often she would run out of sheeted paper and resort to drawing upon huge rolls of wallpaper. Nowadays Laura happily draws from her floating studio, onboard a houseboat she has half repaired.Praise
"Goodnight Love by Sumi Loundon Kim is a sweet bedtime (or anytime!) book to share with our children. What better way to close out the day than sharing love and kindness with those around us. The illustrations are beautiful and engaging. I can see this book on nightstands to be read over and over again." —Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Change
"The evidence shows this practice can make all of us, including kids and parents, happier, healthier, and nicer. This book is a great way to catalyze that change. Check it out." —Dan Harris, author of 10% Happier
"My two grandchildren, who usually stay up until late at night, were peacefully asleep by 8:30 pm after the first reading of Goodnight Love. The next day, my grandson sweetly asked if I would like him to send me his love." —Jan, grandmother
"I like the sloths and the sparkles." —Leo, age 3 and a halfSelected Reader Reviews